Saturday, 31 October 2015

Other October Images

An interesting month spent getting used to the Fuji X-T1

A very stormy outlook towards Herm and Jetou.

The iPhone caught a rather guilty looking cat hiding in a duvet.

A day trip to France - Gill checking some spices in Olivier Roellinger's spice shop in St Malo.

The end of the month saw some unusually high tides which broke over then quay in St Peter Port as this picture shows. 

On the last day of the month I went with Derek Bridel to see if we could find some owls at Chouet in the north of the island. We did see, and photograph two but I need a bit more practice taking moving birds. I took this before Derek arrived.

The first of the owls we saw, being closely watched by two crows - just in case the owl had some food they could try & steal!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

London, 14th/15th October 2015

I visited London for a couple of days, primarily to go to a shareholders meeting of a company developing replacement power packs for buses. They had their second prototype on display and we had a ride in it after the meeting, which was held in the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. There was plenty of opportunity to take some pictures while in London.

Staff smoking outside an office block.

A sand sculpture on Oxford street

A rather smart installation outside a bank in Hanover Street.

The second prototype bus with battery power and a diesel generator by Vantage Power.
Alex, one of the designers and CEO of Vantage power, is standing infront of the bus.

Covent Garden, as busy as ever in the early evening.

Some images of the architecture on the south bank between Tower bridge and the Millennium Bridge.

Three images taken at the street food stalls in Berwick Street. The food looked excellent and was selling very quickly!

Monday, 12 October 2015

St Stephen's church windows. 12th October 2015.

St. Stephen's church in St Peter Port has many windows by William Morris. The church has been closed for much of the summer to renew all the plaster work and the electrical circuits - a major piece of work that has resulted in the church being filled with scaffolding. This gave me an ideal opportunity to get some images the windows at high level (normally only possible with a telephoto lens from the ground). These images will be added to those I have already taken, some of which are being used for the Island's Christmas stamps this year.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Fintech Hackathon, St Peter Port, 10th/11th October 2015

The first Fintech Hackathon was held in St Peter Port over the weekend. A few images of the participants and winners.

Mike Culverwell starts the event on Friday evening

The trophies - all produced by 3D printing.

The all important 3D printer

Team Learn 2 earn aka Anjali Ayres, 7, the youngest participant is
interviewed by Channel TV

The judges see close-up Stuart Ayres' app. 

Anjali won the "What the Fintech?" prize for her "Learn 2 Earn" app

Team Fin-Check won the third place.

Team "" were placed second

The winners were Team Beanjar

Saturday, 3 October 2015

World Photo walk, St Peter Port, 3rd October 2015

This is the first time I have been on the walk - a leisurely stroll through the town with like-minded people. It is surprising how much more you see on a event like this, much more than when I walk the same way which I do almost every week!

The Rev. Bellinger at the Caritas cafe he operates.

A reminder, as if we need it, that Autumn is not far away!